2005 torbreck, the steading, barossa valley
Why We're Buying
The Steading stands out as a hallmark of the Torbreck portfolio. The grenache-dominate Rhône blend uses the best grapes from 45 different sources. The result: a flavor and investment that is more than worthwhile.
Different in style from the equally good 2004, the 2005 Steading is a bigger, richer, warmer wine, with brandied cherry fruit flavors and a rather fat, almost oily mouthfeel. More fruit and feel, less earth and spice. Drink it up over the next few years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Very deep garnet colour. A wonderfully opulent nose that recalls elements of both Chateauneuf du Pape and textbook Barossa: warm blackberries, moss, game, freshly cracked black pepper and five spice with a touch of dried Provence herbs. The medium+ level of acidity perfectly balances this wine’s full body and the medium level of velvety tannins provides harmonious texture. Very, very long finish. Drink now – 2018. Tasted November 2008.